Paint can only be taken to your local household waste recycling centre to be disposed of for no charge.. It is preferable if it is dry and hardened, although the sites can accept wet paint in the size of paint tin you would normally use for household projects usually up to 5 litres.

No commercial paint or large tins will be accepted.

Paint tins and cans

The tins can be put into the 'household waste' container as there are currently no re-use or recycling facilities for this waste.

If you wish to get rid of any empty metal paint cans they may be put in the metal container for recycling.

To assist the paint drying out, leave the lid off the container before bringing it to the centre. Adding cat litter or sawdust to the paint helps assist in the drying process.